1. USS Independence Departs San Diego for Florida

    The littoral combat ship departed San Diego Jan. 30 for Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., to conduct operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package.

    USS Independence (LCS 2) departs San Diego, Jan. 30. (U.S. Navy/MCCS Donnie W. Ryan)
  2. Mustin, John S. McCain Sailors Strengthen Partnerships in Korea

    The ships, currently visiting Busan, just concluded a series of bilateral training exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy off the Korean peninsula.

    Republic of Korea Navy sailors welcome USS Mustin's (DDG 89) arrival in Busan, Jan. 29.  (Photo courtesy of ROK Navy)
  3. Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Jan. 26 to participate in amphibious integration training and a certification exercise.

    Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embark USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy/MC3 Naomi VanDuser)
  4. Hawaii Chiefs, First Class Sailors Participate in Teambuilding Hike

    In the early morning hours of Jan. 27, on Oahu's Makapu'u Point, more than 300 chief petty officers and first class petty officers stationed across Hawaii gathered for a hike.

    Chief petty officers and first class petty officers from multiple commands across Hawaii gather for a lesson in Naval heritage atop the Makapu‘u Point trail. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brian McNeal)
  5. USS Green Bay Departs for Forward Deployment to 7th Fleet

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship departed San Diego Jan. 26 for Sasebo, Japan, where it will join U.S. 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.

    USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departs San Diego, Jan. 26. in (U.S. Navy/MCCS Donnie W. Ryan)
  6. USS Rodney M. Davis Decommissions after 28 Years of Service

    Sailors and guests bade farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Jan. 23.

    USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) crew members man the rails during the ship's decommissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Caleb Cooper)
  7. Nisei Veterans Honored with France’s Highest Award

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., was among a group of more than 300 who gathered in Honolulu for the awarding of the French Legion of Honor to 34 World War II veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment, Jan. 23.

    Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring World War II veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  8. USS Mustin Visits Pyeongtaek to Enhance Partnerships with Korean Navy

    The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, for a port visit Jan. 21.

    In this file photo, USS Mustin (DDG 89) sits along the pier in Donghae, Republic of Korea, during a port visit earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of ROK Navy)
  9. US 7th Fleet Promotes Maritime Security with 1,000 Professional, Military and Leadership Engagements in 2014

    In 2014, U.S. 7th Fleet ships, squadrons, operational units and senior leaders promoted regional stability and maritime security through more than 1,000 theater security cooperation engagements.

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation at the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Chris Cavagnaro)
  10. U.S. Navy Forward Deploys Guided-Missile Cruiser to Japan to Underscore Commitment to Asia-Pacific Region

    The U.S. Navy announced today that the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) will join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan.

    USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) file photo.

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